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PA BUSHKILL JANE DOE: WF, 35-55, found in Northampton County, PA - 23 October 1987 *GRAPHIC*

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1980 to 1989' started by Akoya, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    The body of a female between thirty-five and fifty-five was found in brush on the shoulder of Route 33 in Bushkill Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania on October 23, 1987. She was believed to have died due to a heart attack, yet her face contained multiple lacerations from an undisclosed cause. She had died within a day of being found.


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  2. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/12414

    Case Information
    Status Unidentified
    Case number 87-10231415J
    Date found October 23, 1987 13:30
    Date created May 01, 2014 11:37
    Date last modified April 18, 2016 11:55
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Northampton Cnty Coroners Ofc
    Phone 610-258-1806
    Case Manager
    Name Raymond Judge
    Phone 610-861-2026

    Exclusions
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
    Marsha Ferber 1941 West Virginia
    Gloria Korzon 1943 Pennsylvania
    Sheree Magaro 1956 Maryland
     
  3. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/12414

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    ME/C Case Number: 87-10231415J
    Northampton County, Pennsylvania
    35 to 55 year old White Female
    Case Report - NamUs UP # 12414
    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number 87-10231415J
    Date found October 23, 1987 13:30
    Date created May 01, 2014 11:37
    Date last modified April 18, 2016 11:55
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Northampton Cnty Coroners Ofc
    Phone 610-258-1806
    Case Manager
    Name Raymond Judge
    Phone 610-861-2026

    Demographics
    Estimated age Adult - Pre 60
    Minimum age 35 years
    Maximum age 55 years
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Weight (pounds) 160, Estimated
    Height (inches) 63, Estimated
    Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
    All parts recovered
    Head not recovered
    Torso not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Body conditions
    Recognizable face
    Probable year of death 1987 to 1987
    Estimated postmortem interval 24 Hours

    Circumstances
    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 Pa Route 33
    Address 2 1.7 miles north of Belfast Interchange
    City Bushkill Township
    State Pennsylvania
    Zip code
    County Northampton
    Circumstances
    Remains found in brush just off the shoulder of the highway.

    Physical
    Hair color Blond/Strawberry
    Head hair
    Shoulder Length, Wavy
    Left eye color Blue
    Right eye color Blue
    Eye description

    No other distinctive body features

    Verical stretch marks on abdomen.
    Diagonal scar on right shin.
    Series of scattered, small, circular scars on left calf.

    Prior surgery
    Tubal Ligation (Removal of Fallopian Tubes)
    Other medical
    information
    Blood Type: A-Negative
    Mild external hemorrhoids.

    Fingerprints
    Status: Fingerprint information is available elsewhere

    Clothing and Accessories
    No clothing or accessories
    Clothing and accessories are described below
    Clothing on body
    "Super Fitz", red, crewneck shirt with design of a woman's face on front. (see images)
    "Longhaul", blue denim jeans. Size 33-35.
    Sears, "Winterskin", thermal underwear bottoms. White with blue, snowflake design. Size medium.

    Jewelry
    Silver, wire, bangle bracelet.

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample is currently not available
     
  4. Akoya

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  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unidentified_decedents_in_the_United_States#Bushkill_Jane_Doe

    Bushkill Jane Doe

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    The body of a female between thirty-five and fifty-five was found in brush on the shoulder of route 33 in Bushkill Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania on October 23, 1987. She was of Caucasian descent and had blue eyes and blond hair. The height was estimated to be between five feet and five feet two inches and the weight between 155 and 165 pounds. The decedent wore a red shirt with a decal of a woman, a multicolored bracelet, jeans and thermal long underwear with a snowflake design. The woman is believed to have died due to a heart attack, yet her face contained multiple lacerations from an undisclosed cause. She had died within a day of being found.
     
  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/unidentified/uids1957to1989.html

    Northampton County - October 23, 1987

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    Bushkill Jane Doe

    Victim's Vital Statistics:
    White Female
    Est. Age: 40 - 50 yrs old
    Est. Height: 5'0" - 5'2"
    Est. Weight: 155-165 lbs
    Blonde hair
    Eye color: blue

    Location: Bushkill Township,
    Northampton County
    Contact: PA State Police
    Belfast Station
    Phone # : 610-258-0816
     
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  8. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Northampton_County_Jane_Doe_(1987)

    Northampton County Jane Doe (1987)

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    Northampton County Jane Doe

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    Sex Female
    Race White
    Location Bushkill Township, Pennsylvania
    Found October 23, 1987
    Unidentified for 28 years
    Postmortem interval 24 hours
    Body condition Recognizable face(B)
    Age approximation 35 - 55
    Height approximation 5' - 5'2
    Weight approximation 155 - 165 pounds
    Cause of death Heart attack
     
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  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/250ufpa.html

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 250UFPA


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    Reconstruction of Victim by Wesley Neville

    Unidentified White Female
      • Discovered on October 23, 1987 along PA. Route 33, Bushkill Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
      • Death occurred approximately 24 hours prior to discovery.
      • Cause of death appears to be a heart attack.

    Vital Statistics
      • Estimated age: 40 - 50 years old
      • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0"-5'2"; 155-165 lbs.
      • Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde, shoulder length hair, blue eyes. Blood type: "A" negative.
      • Dentals: Dental records available.
      • Clothing: She was wearing Longhaul jeans size 33-35, a red pullover shirt with multicolor abstract design of a woman's face with glass bead eye, Sears thermal underwear, white with blue snowflake design, size medium hips 37-39 and a thin silver wire bangle bracelet.

    Investigators

    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    Belfast Station
    610-258-0816
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    NCIC Number:
    U-272797688

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Pennsylvania State Police
     
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  10. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Route 33 in Northampton County

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  11. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Location of Bushkill Township in Northampton County

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    Northampton County's location in Pennsylvania

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  12. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/250ufpa.html

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    Clothing on body
    "Super Fitz", red, crewneck shirt with design of a woman's face on front. (see images)
    "Longhaul", blue denim jeans. Size 33-35.
    Sears, "Winterskin", thermal underwear bottoms. White with blue, snowflake design. Size medium.



    Many times, I have driven on Rt. 33 in Northampton Twp. during the month of October. It's chilly during October, especially at night, but I wouldn't refer to the weather as cold. I don't understand why she was wearing thermal underwear bottoms, but didn't have regular underwear. A light cotton T-shirt worn at the same time as thermal underwear doesn't make sense, either. She didn't have shoes. The coroner said she died from a heart attack and they don't know where the abrasions on her face came from. It sounds to me like someone dressed this woman after she had died.
     
  13. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    The location where Jane Doe was found was next to the shoulder of Rt. 33, about 2 miles north of the Belfast exit. It's interesting that this location is about 7 or 8 miles south of where Holly Grim was recently found murdered. This is not a heavily populated area.
     
  14. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    http://pennsylvaniamissing.com/250ufpabushkill.html

    Unidentified White Female

    Found October 23, 1987 in Bushkill, Northampton County

    Vital Statistics
    Estimated Age: late 30s to early 50s
    Height: 5'1"
    Weight: 160 lbs
    Hair Color: ash blonde with gray streaks
    Eye Color: blue
    Blood Type: A Negative
    Clothing: Longhaul brand blue jeans (size 33-35);
    a red t-shirt with a black and yellow abstract design of a woman's face with a glass bead or rhinestone eye;
    thermal underwear, Sears brand, with blue & white snowflake design (size medium, hips 37-39);
    a thin, silver wire bracelet on her left wrist.
    No coat, shoes, purse or identification were found with the body.
    Cause of Death: Heart Attack
    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints: Available

    Case Details
    On Friday, October 23, 1987, the body of an unidentified woman was found along Route 33 in Bushkill. A PennDOT crew, who had been working on the southbound lanes, were backing up their equipment collecting traffic cones when they saw the body. The area she was found in is roughly 2 1/2 miles south of the Wind Gap exchange and about 2 miles north of the Belfast exchange. Her body was found some 10 to 20 feet from the shoulder of the road.
    The woman was found face down, with one arm underneath her and the other flung to her side. Disturbances in the grass showed that she had been dragged to the spot where she was found. It is believed she may have been at the site as early as Wednesday night, October 21st, since her clothing and hair were wet and the last recorded rainfall had been on Wednesday.
    Also noted was a sunburn pattern on the women's neck and right arm that would indicate that she regularly spent time in the passenger side of a vehicle, possibly someone who frequently rode with truckers.
     
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  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A 30-year old investigation into the unidentified remains located along Pennsylvania Route 33 in Bushkill Township is still going strong.

    Officials say the remains of an adult female were found in October 1987. She was estimated to be around 40 to 50 years old with blue eyes and shoulder-length blonde hair. The woman was about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed between 155 and 165 pounds.

    The female is reported as having worn denim jeans and a red crew neck shirt with an abstract design of a woman's face. She also had on a thin silver-wire bangle bracelet.

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    Police say the woman may have had an association with areas along I-81 in New York and Pennsylvania.

    If anyone has any information on this crime, please call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS. All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash award.



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  16. FlandersFields

    FlandersFields Well-Known Member

    Do you think she was thrown out of a moving vehicle and got those lacerations on her face?
     
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  17. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    The woman was found face down, with one arm underneath her and the other flung to her side. Disturbances in the grass showed that she had been dragged to the spot where she was found. It is believed she may have been at the site as early as Wednesday night, October 21st, since her clothing and hair were wet and the last recorded rainfall had been on Wednesday. Also noted was a sunburn pattern on the women's neck and right arm that would indicate that she regularly spent time in the passenger side of a vehicle, possibly someone who frequently rode with truckers.

    The coroner said she died from a heart attack and they don't know where the abrasions on her face came from


    She may have been riding with a trucker who dragged her to the side of the road when she died in his cab.
     
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  18. FlandersFields

    FlandersFields Well-Known Member

    Thank you Akoya for answering an obvious question! It's could be that she died with no foul play involved. It is still a sad way to die though.
     
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  19. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    I feel sad for her. She seems to have died of natural causes, but nobody cared enough to take her to a hospital or police department. She deserved to be sent home, wherever that is.
     
  20. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    Could have had the Heart attack while being Assaulted. Toxicology should have been done. Maybe she Overdosed. They should have a reason for the Heart Attack itself. One thing is for sure. Someone else was involved. Indirectly in her death but directly in disposing of her in the very least. This should have been investigated as suspicious.
     

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